I am doing yet more writing on issues of prenatal testing, this time
explicitly discussing issues of parenthood, parent-child relationships, and
family life. One of the texts on which I rely for discussions of family
life, showing that families including children with disabilities fare about
as well as families with only nondisabled children, is an article by Philip
Ferguson printed in the book _Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights_. Is
there other recent work discussing family life and disability by persons
other than Phil Ferguson, so that I can broaden and vary citations --
especially when critics insist that this happy story can't be true?
A second, related question concerns specifically the lives of families and
children with significant, multiple impairments of both physical and
cognitive/emotional nature. I would like to read and cite more rich
qualitative or good quantitative studies of family life for this portion of
the disability population, not because I want to support impairment
classifications, but because I am writing for people who do not believe the
social model and who do need "data" they can be forced to contend with.
Please send all suggestions to me and if you would like to discuss this
topic with me on or off list, I would be grateful.
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